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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875469/practice-bulletin-no-175-summary-ultrasound-in-pregnancy
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Obstetric ultrasonography is an important and common part of obstetric care in the United States. The purpose of this document is to present information and evidence regarding the methodology of, indications for, benefits of, and risks associated with obstetric ultrasonography in specific clinical situations. Portions of this Practice Bulletin were developed from collaborative documents with the American College of Radiology and the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (1, 2).
December 2016: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842730/surgical-skills-curricula-in-american-college-of-surgeons-accredited-education-institutes-an-international-survey
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Iman Ghaderi, Shimae Fitzgibbons, Yusuke Watanabe, Alexander Lachapelle, John Paige
BACKGROUND: A clear understanding of simulation-based curricula in use at American College of Surgeons Accredited Education Institutes (ACS-AEIs) is lacking. METHODS: A 25-question online survey was sent to ACS-AEIs. RESULTS: The response rate approached 60%. The most frequent specialties to use the ACS-AEIs are general surgery and obstetrics/gynecology (94%). Residents are the main target population for programming/training (96%). Elements of the ACS/Association of Program Directors in Surgery Surgical Skills Curriculum are used by 77% of responding ACS-AEIs...
September 3, 2016: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810554/the-performance-and-safety-of-bilateral-salpingectomy-for-ovarian-cancer-prevention-in-the-united-states
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Gillian Elizabeth Hanley, Jessica Nell McAlpine, Celeste Leigh Pearce, Dianne Miller
BACKGROUND: Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death due to gynecologic malignancy and the fifth most common cause of cancer deaths in developed countries. Recent evidence has indicated that the most common and lethal form of ovarian cancer originates in the distal fallopian tube, and recommendations for surgical removal of the fallopian tube (bilateral salpingectomy) at the time of other gynecologic surgeries (particularly hysterectomy and tubal sterilization) have been made, most recently by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists...
November 1, 2016: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783886/the-american-college-of-nurse-midwives-clarity-in-collaboration-project-describing-midwifery-care-in-interprofessional-collaborative-care-models
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Maria Freytsis, Julia C Phillippi, Kim J Cox, Amy Romano, Leslie Cragin
In 2014, the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) launched a project called Clarity in Collaboration to develop data definitions related to midwifery and maternity care delivery processes. These definitions are needed to ensure midwifery care delivered in collaborative care models is accurately and consistently captured in clinical documentation systems, data registries, and systems being developed as part of health care restructuring and payment reform. The Clarity in Collaboration project builds on the efforts of the Women's Health Registry Alliance (WHRA), which was recently established by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists...
October 26, 2016: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27743977/clinical-management-of-pregnancy-in-the-obese-mother-before-conception-during-pregnancy-and-post-partum
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REVIEW
Ronald Ching Wan Ma, Maria Ines Schmidt, Wing Hung Tam, Harold David McIntyre, Patrick M Catalano
The global epidemic of obesity has led to an increasing number of obese women of reproductive age. Obesity is associated with reduced fertility, and pregnancies complicated by maternal obesity are associated with adverse outcomes, including increased risk of gestational diabetes, pre-eclampsia, preterm birth, instrumental and caesarean births, infections, and post-partum haemorrhage. The medical and obstetric management of obese women is focused on identifying, addressing, and preventing some of these associated complications, and is a daunting challenge given the high percentage of patients with obesity and few therapeutic options proven to improve outcomes in this population...
December 2016: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27660568/cardiovascular-risk-and-level-of-statin-use-among-women-with-breast-cancer-in-a-cardio-oncology-clinic
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Kelly Shum, Amber Solivan, Parham Parto, Nichole Polin, Eiman Jahangir
BACKGROUND: Because of the improvements in survival rates, patients with breast cancer are now more likely to die from cardiovascular disease than from cancer. Thus, providing appropriate preventive cardiovascular care to patients with cancer is of the utmost importance. METHODS: We retrospectively compared the cardiovascular risk and management of 146 women treated at the Cardio-Oncology (Cardio-Onc) and the Obstetrics and Gynecology (Ob-Gyn) clinics. We calculated cardiovascular risk using the American College of Cardiology (ACC)/American Heart Association (AHA) atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) risk calculator and the Framingham Risk Score Calculator...
2016: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27638987/joint-sogc-ccmg-opinion-for-reproductive-genetic-carrier-screening-an-update-for-all-canadian-providers-of-maternity-and-reproductive-healthcare-in-the-era-of-direct-to-consumer-testing
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R Douglas Wilson, Isabelle De Bie, Christine M Armour, Richard N Brown, Carla Campagnolo, June C Carroll, Nan Okun, Tanya Nelson, Rhonda Zwingerman, Francois Audibert, Jo-Ann Brock, Richard N Brown, Carla Campagnolo, June C Carroll, Isabelle De Bie, Jo-Ann Johnson, Nan Okun, Melanie Pastruck, Karine Vallée-Pouliot, R Douglas Wilson, Rhonda Zwingerman, Christine Armour, David Chitayat, Isabelle De Bie, Sara Fernandez, Raymond Kim, Josee Lavoie, Norma Leonard, Tanya Nelson, Sherry Taylor, Margot Van Allen, Clara Van Karnebeek
OBJECTIVE: This guideline was written to update Canadian maternity care and reproductive healthcare providers on pre- and postconceptional reproductive carrier screening for women or couples who may be at risk of being carriers for autosomal recessive (AR), autosomal dominant (AD), or X-linked (XL) conditions, with risk of transmission to the fetus. Four previous SOGC- Canadian College of Medical Geneticists (CCMG) guidelines are updated and merged into the current document. INTENDED USERS: All maternity care (most responsible health provider [MRHP]) and paediatric providers; maternity nursing; nurse practitioner; provincial maternity care administrator; medical student; and postgraduate resident year 1-7...
August 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27557476/national-and-international-guidelines-for-patient-blood-management-in-obstetrics-a-qualitative-review
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Ruth Shaylor, Carolyn F Weiniger, Naola Austin, Alexander Tzabazis, Aryeh Shander, Lawrence T Goodnough, Alexander J Butwick
In developed countries, rates of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) requiring transfusion have been increasing. As a result, anesthesiologists are being increasingly called upon to assist with the management of patients with severe PPH. First responders, including anesthesiologists, may adopt Patient Blood Management (PBM) recommendations of national societies or other agencies. However, it is unclear whether national and international obstetric societies' PPH guidelines account for contemporary PBM practices. We performed a qualitative review of PBM recommendations published by the following national obstetric societies and international groups: the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists; The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, United Kingdom; The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists; The Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada; an interdisciplinary group of experts from Austria, Germany, and Switzerland, an international multidisciplinary consensus group, and the French College of Gynaecologists and Obstetricians...
August 23, 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27543442/labor-and-birth-care-satisfaction-associated-with-medical-interventions-and-accompaniment-during-labor-among-chilean-women
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Fiona Weeks, Loreto Pantoja, Jovita Ortiz, Jennifer Foster, Gabriel Cavada, Lorena Binfa
INTRODUCTION: Satisfaction with care during labor and birth has been associated with various obstetric variables. The purpose of this study was to determine which labor and birth procedures are significant predictors of maternal patient satisfaction in a large cross-sectional sample. METHODS: An observational, cross-sectional study of 1660 women giving birth in Chilean public hospital facilities was conducted from 2012 to 2013. Data were collected from 9 different hospitals in 8 regions of Chile using 2 instruments, including the American College of Nurse-Midwives Intrapartum Care Data Set and a locally validated measure of maternal well-being...
August 20, 2016: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27531012/national-initiatives-to-improve-systems-for-postpartum-care
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Lisa Kleppel, Patricia D Suplee, Alison M Stuebe, Debra Bingham
Purpose To showcase several current national initiatives that focus on reducing maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity and promote postpartum health and wellness for all women. Description Maternal injuries and deaths are a serious public health concern with tremendous impact on families, communities, and healthcare providers. Over the past two decades, it has become apparent that the timing of serious maternal complications has shifted, with more than half of deaths occurring in the immediate postpartum period up to 1 year following birth...
August 16, 2016: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27490770/endocrine-disruptors-a-potential-risk-factor-for-gestational-diabetes-mellitus
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Shelley Ehrlich, Donna Lambers, Andrea Baccarelli, Jane Khoury, Maurizio Macaluso, Shuk-Mei Ho
Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) has increased dramatically in the past 20 years together with the obesity epidemic. Mirroring the increase in incidence of GDM is increasing use of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs). EDCs are structurally similar to endogenous hormones and interfere with synthesis, secretion, activity, or elimination of natural hormones, resulting in adverse health effects, including diabetes, obesity, developmental disorders, etc. Although the association between bisphenol A (BPA), a well-studied EDC, and type 2 diabetes has been repeatedly investigated in epidemiological and animal studies, there is a dearth of studies examining EDCs and GDM...
August 4, 2016: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27476027/midwifery-practice-and-maternity-services-a-multisite-descriptive-study-in-latin-america-and-the-caribbean
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Lorena Binfa, Loreto Pantoja, Jovita Ortiz, Gabriel Cavada, Peter Schindler, Rosa Ypania Burgos, Célia Regina Maganha E Melo, Lúcia Cristina Florentino Pereira da Silva, Marlise de Oliveira Pimentel Lima, Laura Valli Hernández, Rosana Schlenker Rm, Verdún Sánchez, Mirian Solis Rojas, Betty Cruz Huamán, Maria Luisa Torres Chauca, Alicia Cillo, Susana Lofeudo, Sandra Zapiola, Fiona Weeks, Jennifer Foster
OBJECTIVE: over the past three decades there has been a social movement in Latin American countries (LAC) to support humanised, physiologic birth. Rates of caesarean section overall in Latin America are approximately 35%, increasing up to 85% in some cases. There are many factors related to poor outcomes with regard to maternal and newborn/infant health in LAC countries. Maternal and perinatal outcome data within and between countries is scarce and inaccurate. The aims of this study were to: i) describe selected obstetric and neonatal outcomes of women who received midwifery care, ii) identify the level of maternal well-being after experiencing midwifery care in 6 Latin America countries...
September 2016: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27465297/to-the-point-integrating-patient-safety-education-into-the-obstetrics-and-gynecology-undergraduate-curriculum
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Jodi F Abbott, Archana Pradhan, Samantha Buery-Joyner, Petra M Casey, Alice Chuang, Lorraine Dugoff, John L Dalrymple, David A Forstein, Brittany S Hampton, Nancy A Hueppchen, Joseph M Kaczmarczyk, Nadine T Katz, Francis S Nuthalapaty, Sarah Page-Ramsey, Abigail Wolf, Amie J Cullimore
This article is part of the To the Point Series prepared by the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics Undergraduate Medical Education Committee. Principles and education in patient safety have been well integrated into academic obstetrics and gynecology practices, although progress in safety profiles has been frustratingly slow. Medical students have not been included in the majority of these ambulatory practice or hospital-based initiatives. Both the Association of American Medical Colleges and Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education have recommended incorporating students into safe practices...
July 26, 2016: Journal of Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27454733/committee-opinion-no-669-planned-home-birth
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In the United States, approximately 35,000 births (0.9%) per year occur in the home. Approximately one fourth of these births are unplanned or unattended. Although the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists believes that hospitals and accredited birth centers are the safest settings for birth, each woman has the right to make a medically informed decision about delivery. Importantly, women should be informed that several factors are critical to reducing perinatal mortality rates and achieving favorable home birth outcomes...
August 2016: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27454729/committee-opinion-no-669-summary-planned-home-birth
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In the United States, approximately 35,000 births (0.9%) per year occur in the home. Approximately one fourth of these births are unplanned or unattended. Although the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists believes that hospitals and accredited birth centers are the safest settings for birth, each woman has the right to make a medically informed decision about delivery. Importantly, women should be informed that several factors are critical to reducing perinatal mortality rates and achieving favorable home birth outcomes...
August 2016: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27296829/what-we-have-learned-about-scheduling-elective-repeat-cesarean-delivery-at-term
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REVIEW
Alan T N Tita
The optimal timing of delivery in the setting of various clinical conditions and scenarios remains one of the most common questions for obstetric providers. Over the past 5-10 years, the optimal timing of delivery at term, particularly for elective repeat cesareans, has been the subject of considerable investigation and discussion. There is an increasing consensus that when women opt for an elective repeat cesarean delivery, it should be performed at term rather than preterm. The recent redefinition of the "term" period into early term (37-38 weeks), full-term (39-40 weeks), late term (41 weeks), and post term designations (≥42 weeks) underscores observed heterogeneity in outcomes following delivery at term...
August 2016: Seminars in Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27195980/examining-pregnancy-specific-smartphone-applications-what-are-patients-being-told
#17
B E O'Donnell, A K Lewkowitz, J E Vargas, M G Zlatnik
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to evaluate the informative content of two free, pregnancy-specific smartphone applications and their accuracy and adherence to prenatal care guidelines. STUDY DESIGN: This is a qualitative analysis of the information delivered through two free, pregnancy-specific smartphone applications (apps): Text4Baby (T4B) and Baby Center's 'My Pregnancy Today' (BC). All information from conception through 2 weeks postpartum were transcribed and coded independently by two physician researchers...
October 2016: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27159763/patient-health-care-provider-conversations-about-prenatal-genetic-screening-recommendation-or-personal-choice
#18
Laura C Colicchia, Cynthia L Holland, Jill A Tarr, Doris M Rubio, Scott D Rothenberger, Judy C Chang
OBJECTIVE: To assess how obstetric health care providers counsel patients regarding prenatal genetic screening and how these conversations influence patients' screening decisions. METHODS: This cohort study analyzed transcripts and audio recordings of 210 first prenatal visits collected as part of a larger study on patient-provider communication. Conversations were coded in an iterative process to determine compliance with American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (College) prenatal genetic screening recommendations and to identify recurrent themes...
June 2016: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27054940/cervical-cerclage-during-periviability-can-we-stabilize-a-moving-target
#19
Joshua D Dahlke, Jeffrey D Sperling, Suneet P Chauhan, Vincenzo Berghella
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine recently published consensus guidelines on periviable birth recommending that obstetric interventions (antenatal corticosteroids, tocolysis, magnesium sulfate, antibiotics for preterm premature rupture of membranes or group B streptococcus prophylaxis, and cesarean delivery for fetal indications) may be considered at 23 0/7 weeks of gestation and neonatal resuscitation at 22 0/7 weeks of gestation. Cervical cerclage significantly decreases preterm delivery and improves perinatal outcomes in women with a singleton pregnancy, prior spontaneous preterm birth, and transvaginal cervical length less than 25 mm before 24 0/7 weeks of gestation or in women who experience painless cervix dilation in the second trimester...
May 2016: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27054937/perinatal-obstetric-office-depression-screening-and-treatment-implementation-in-a-health-care-system
#20
Tracy Flanagan, Lyndsay A Avalos
Perinatal depression affects between 12% and 20% of pregnant and postpartum women and is underdiagnosed. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently recommended universal perinatal depression screening. We discuss challenges to instituting universal screening, describe the development and implementation between 2007 and 2014 of Kaiser Permanente Northern California's successful program, and highlight key measures of success. A quality improvement system approach with four steps guided development: 1) identify and use best practices, 2) identify champions and educate clinicians, 3) use data that drive performance, and 4) streamline office workflow...
May 2016: Obstetrics and Gynecology
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